Friday, November 21, 2008

Kid's Room Part Deux

I started this blog more than a year ago when we bought our new home. There was daily action on construction of the pool and poolhouse, and decorating inside. Because Doughboy's job takes him away from home Monday thrugh Friday, he was missing all the activity and wanted a way to keep informed. I never expected there would be other readers. I apologize for the boring topic of this post, but Doughboy has asked to see Mike's progress on our grandchildren's bedroom.

Mike Sheperd has finished his magic on transforming the walls of our grandchildren's bedroom into a marvelous southwestern scene. Mike is an amazingly talented artist whom we have used in both our present and previous home. One of our favorite areas that Mike has touched is the pool house where our family gathers on most summer days. Click here and on the Pool Label here for other examples of his talent.

Anyway, I couldn't be more pleased with the finished transformation of the walls in the kids room. I tried to take photos, but the room is dimly lit and I really needed to change to my wide angle lens. To enter the kids room, there are three steps up to a small alcove. Mike painted the walls of the alcove to resemble weathered wood planks. The metal sculpture leaning against the wall will be hung when Doughboy comes home for the weekend.

AJA Ranch is above the door as you enter the room - it stands for Ayden, Jameson, and Ava.

The longest wall in the room has been painted as if you're standing inside a barn or stable. The barn door is open to reveal a scene outside. I was very precise in describing the way I wanted the scene to look. Little Ava isn't born yet, but I wanted to show her with her brothers in silhouette against a twilight sky.

They're sitting on a fence rail watching a cowboy on his horse.

I'll try to get better photos this weekend when a) the light is better, b) I've changed my lens to wide angle, and c) Doughboy has helped me push all the furniture back in place. It's fun to watch the progress. I'm very excited to have it completed in time for Ava's arrival, but that's being overly optimistic. I'd be happy if it were finished by Christmas. Oh has been more than a year with the room undecorated. A few weeks longer won't hurt. But everyone who knows me understands that I have no patience once I begin a project. It's one of many faults.

Have a great weekend!


The Weaver of Grass said...

That impatience to finish the job almost before I start it is my downfall too Georgia rectors.
I do love the room - what a lucky little girl Ava is going to be.

Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful job he has done! Cannot wait to see more;)

Roxanne Schwandt said...


That is amazingly beautiful! Your artist friend makes me speechless. I love your poolhouse, and the kids room takes my breathe away, too. They will enjoying playing and creating their little children imaginations in that room for hours-nights-days-weeks-months.

Deb said...

Pretty awesome, but than again, Mike did some amazing things at your other house.

Starwoodgal said...

That is beautiful!

Jamie Payne said...

Without a doubt, my kids are very lucky to have such a nice room at their Mimi and Bumpa's house!

Chere said...

I am speechless. I love the room. I can't wait to see it. What lucky kids. Love them sitting on the fence. This room is breath taking.